Birmingham-based PR and content agency Story Comms is celebrating after welcoming four new faces to its award-winning team and securing a number of high-profile new clients.
The firm has bolstered its property and infrastructure roster with the addition of FTSE 100-listed housing developer Berkeley Group, securing briefs for its St Joseph subsidiary. Berkeley appointed the agency after a competitive pitch to represent St Joseph in the Midlands and launch its forthcoming Snow Hill Wharf development, which will see it bring forward more than 400 new homes in Birmingham city centre.
The agency has also secured briefs from UK construction heavyweight Wates Group and Midlands-based rail and project delivery firm, SLC Rail.
Supporting the agency’s rapid growth, Story has welcomed account director Ruth Follows to its senior management team. Ruth brings extensive experience in delivering strategic and integrated communications campaigns for clients across the public and private sectors.
Tom Bradshaw-Smith also joins the fold as a senior account manager. Tom, whose experience spans business and consumer campaigns, will play a vital role in delivering for the agency’s legal, finance and construction clients. Completing Story’s new hires are account executives Lewis Thomas and Claire Simpson.
Story’s fast growth since launching just three years ago was recently recognised by industry body, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), which awarded the firm ‘Outstanding Small PR Consultancy of the Year’ at the region-wide CIPR Midlands PRide Awards.
Amanda Lowe, founder and managing director, Story Comms, said: “Story is born, bred and committed to the Midlands. As an agency, we are firmly focused on helping to boost the region’s growth and that is reflected in our expanding client list. We are very proud that the organisations we work with, new and existing, are helping to push the region forward.
“I am also excited about the new additions to our team. Their talent, drive and expertise adds hugely to our offer and will help us forge ahead with our growth plans.”
Launched in 2015, Story’s client roster includes the British Business Bank and the Midlands Engine Investment Fund, The FA, the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP, the West Midlands Growth Company, Enterprise Telford, Finance Birmingham, Frontier Development Capital, Mills & Reeve, Anthony Collins and Berwick Partners. The firm has also completed work for the likes of Town Hall Symphony Hall, Millennium Point, Gowling WLG, Goodman, CEG Property and Drive Midlands.